What's In A Name? Of The Cardinals' Offense, That Is

Kliff Kingsbury insists that right now, here in late May, there is too much yet to sort out offensively to know exactly what it will look like. "We'll be feeling things out" into training camp, the coach said on his "Kingsbury Chronicle" podcast.

So if the Cardinals aren't sure what the offense might be -- exactly -- then the idea his offense might have a name brought a chuckle from Kingsbury. The "Air Raid" is taken, right?

"If you're good enough, they'll give you a name," Kingsbury said. "We won't be making any names. We're just trying to get a couple first downs right now."

The Cardinals still have seven OTA sessions and a three-day minicamp left before breaking for the summer.

Kingsbury was also asked about the recent analytics articles that pointed to the need to pass more in today's NFL to have success and how that very well could play into success for Kingsbury and rookie quarterback Kyler Murray. Kingsbury, however, is the last person who might make any proclamations. Boasting or bragging or any predictions is not his style. He noted he coached for the leading rushing team in the SEC at one point -- which Texas A&M was in 2012 when he was offensive coordinator, although it should also be noted QB Johnny Manziel rushed for more than 1,400 yards himself.

"I haven't done the 'moneyball' thing quite yet," Kingsbury said. "But we're going to do what we are good at and we've done that in all offensive systems since I've been a playcaller."

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